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A study published in this week's issue of Science shows how tiny single-celled algae and a high specialized bacteria have formed a partnership that helps keep the ocean fertilized. This symbiotic pair takes nitrogen from the atmosphere and "fixes" it into a form that other organisms can use.
In the microbial world, an unusual marine microorganism appears to have ditched several major metabolic pathways, leaving it with a remarkably reduced set of genes.
An unusual microorganism discovered in the open ocean may force scientists to rethink their understanding of how carbon and nitrogen cycle through ocean ecosystems.